There are tourist sites that Chicagoans love to hate (looking at you, Navy Pier), and then there are those we simply love. Millennium Park is definitely in the latter camp.
'Takashi' on Serious Eats
For years, the ramen in Chicago has felt unloved. That has slowly been changing, but this year seemed to be the tipping point, as a whole new group of restaurants popped up with a desire to do things right. It seemed like the perfect time to reevaluate the scene.
I stopped in at Takashi, a month-old spot in the former Scylla space in Bucktown, last Friday night. The restaurant's namesake, chef Takashi Yagihashi is a 2003 James Beard Best Chef Midwest award winner. He's slinging an Asian-French fusion that...